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That's not that long ago folks little over a decade ago. So beinart goes on prominent liberals didn't oppose immigration a decade ago. He says most acknowledged its benefits to America's economy and culture, they supported a path to citizenship for the undocumented still they routinely asserted that low skilled emigrants depress the wages of low skilled American workers and strained America's welfare state, and they were far more likely than liberals today. Far more likely than liberals today to acknowledge that as Krugman put it immigration is an intensely painful topic because places basic principles in conflict. This incredible. Isn't it? He goes on today. Little of that ambivalence remains in two thousand eight he parts of the Democratic Party platform. The Democratic Party platform. So I pulled up the Democratic Party platform. And it's quite remarkable. And I liked the daily caller take on it. So let me move to that platform them. We'll get back to this article stay with me. This is all very important as we prepare for the president's speech. I look back into the democratic party's official twenty eight ten years ago there two thousand a platform on immigration shows, just how far left its members have drifted in a decade under the immigration section of the democratic platform and twenty eight the document entitled renewing America's promise the Democratic National Committee criticizes the nation's quote, unquote, broken immigration system, pledging in August, two thousand eight that quote, we cannot continue to allow people to enter the United States undetected undocumented and unchecked. The harsh language in the document continues. Castigating those who enter our country's borders illegally, and those who employ them disrespect the rule of law, quote, the terms of enforcement the policy suggestions near president Donald Trump's call for a wall covering part of the US Mexico border an increase in the amount of customs and border protection agents, the platform reads, and I quote. We need to secure our borders and support additional personnel infrastructure, and technology and the border and at our ports of entry. We need additional customs and border patrol agents at quick, but better technology and real time intelligence, we need to dismantle human smuggling organizations, combating crime associated with this trade. The platform also seems to endorse e-verify department homeland security program that allows employers to check it potential employees have legal status to work in the US saying that the country needs quote to crack down on employers who hired undocumented immigrants unquote, and that quote employers need, a method verify whether their employees are legally eligible to work in the United States. This is the democrat platform of two thousand eight. In the two thousand sixteen democratic platform. There's no mention of greater enforcement and the word tough is cut from the party's position on immigration enforcement, and even pledges an end to so-called raids further the party, no longer mentions any sort of structure on the border to deter unlawful entrance and even recommends giving illegal immigrants access to government healthcare. Coverage more on that in a minute. Now, I guess you, and I and the rest of the American people who do not belong to the radical left and the democrat party or the media. We should Jennifer. Abandon all our pencils. All our common sense. All of our reasoning ability the way, these people have on the left and just knee jerk in their direction. But we choose not to. We choose not. Now, let's go back to this beinart piece last year in the Atlantic. A decade or two ago says Jason firm and a former chairman of President Obama's council of economic advisers Democrats were divided on immigration now, everyone agrees and his passionate. And thanks very little about any potential downsides. Well, how can this be beinart asks? Well, I'm not gonna read the whole article, but I'll get to the gist of it. He says the larger explanation is political. Political. Not compassionate, not humane political. Between.